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Temperatures rise to a record 42˚C in Karachi

KARACHI:  One of the hottest days in May was recorded on Saturday when temperatures in the port city rose to 42˚ Celsius. This spell of hot weather is likely to continue for the next few days due to the suspension

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Threatened by smog, Pakistan seeks China’s helping hand

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to take China’s help in an attempt to adopt its model of electricity generation without any interruption in areas hit by thick smog during dry and cold weather. The decision comes immediately after different parts of

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Air pollution increased in Peshawar, clear deficit in border view

Due to cold weather change and environmental pollution, the thick fog of air in the morning, there is a sharp wave of air pollution in various areas of Peshawar. Due to fog in the road, motorway and rural areas surrounding

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The fishes in the river Swat once again affected from mysterious disease

The fishes in the river Swat once again affected from mysterious disease, fishes in different places are visible died in the water. According to the source, once again mysterious illness has spread thousands of fishes in the river Swat, while

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Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UN

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal gas that drives global warming, in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that a drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the

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Climate change threatens existence of snow leopard

Courtesy by Dawn: GILGIT: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in collaboration with Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife and parks department and a private school celebrated the International Snow Leopard Day in Hoper valley of Nagar district on Saturday with an aim to improve knowledge

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Tree plantation for better environment

From the Newspaper: PLANTING trees is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and its reward continues even after the death of the person who plants a tree. Today the world is facing environmental problems. Global

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Environmental degradation

by: Murtaza Talpur: One of the major causes of poverty in the country is environmental degradation. It reduces natural resources such as air, water, and soil; destroys ecosystems and habitat; leads to deforestation and wildlife extinction and increases pollution. The

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Why Pakistan should seek China’s help to improve its air quality

I AM not in the habit of following the Communist Party of China’s Congress, but a Reuters news report from the sidelines of the 19th National Congress being held last week in Beijing caught my attention. It was the Chinese

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Heavily polluted River Ravi threatens citizens’ lives

LAHORE: The heavily polluted water of River Ravi poses serious health and environmental hazards to its consumers as untreated domestic and industrial waste continue to be dumped unchecked into it. According to various studies conducted by the World Wild Fund

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